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L’Arche Noah Sealth of Seattle
Conversational ASL is a plus but not required. Driver’s license strongly preferred or willingness to obtain one. Must be open to living in one of our homes and sharing life with people with and without disabilities. Must be 18 or older. Previous work with those with IDD is a plus, but not required.
Our community is located in the beautiful city of Seattle, situated between the Puget Sound and Lake Washington, so you are never far from a body of water. We are in a popular neighborhood in Seattle called Capitol Hill with large parks and delicious coffee shops. This is a lively part of the city, centrally located with high walkability and public transit scores, as well as delicious restaurants and a vibrant arts scene. Hiking, skiing and water sports are popular pastimes in the beautiful Pacific Northwest. Our community was established in 1975 and consists of 3 houses and an activity center where we make candles and art. These are all within walking distance of each other.
We have an excellent metro bus system with bus lines and the light rail near all three of our homes. There are also many amenities within walking distance; we are 2 miles from downtown. We also have a community car that assistants can reserve for personal use.
We currently have 12 core members ranging in age from 40s to 70s, some of whom have been at L’Arche Seattle for 45 years! Our assistants come from diverse cultural, social, and religious communities around the country and across the globe. The majority of assistants are mid-20s to mid-30s. We seek to be a welcoming space for all people seeking transformation and growth in L’Arche, regardless of their identities, abilities, or level of experience.
An welcoming, energetic, supportive and creative community
Located in the city
Activity center – creativity and art is prevalent in our homes and throughout the city of Seattle
Free access to Seattle University’s gym
Residential – the majority of our assistants live in the homes, which contributes to the fun, homey feeling in our houses
Support of all members’ spiritual lives
Retreats and weekly formation program
Community Car access
Day Away Space access
Growth and leadership opportunities
Professional development and sponsored trainings, including ASL classes
To provide personal care to core members (residents with intellectual disabilities) including assisting with medications, helping with cooking, eating, bathing, and dressing, as needed; to build mutual relationships with core members and house team members; to support core members’ changing needs; and to engage with and participate in the wider L’Arche Noah Sealth community and, as requested, the larger national and international family of L’Arche.
What you should know before coming
You must be fully vaccinated against Covid-19, take a 2-step TB test and have either negative results or documented adequate therapy; complete 75 hours of Home Care Aide (HCA) training within your first 120 days of employment, for which you will be provided training; and become HCA certified within the first 200 days of your employment at L’Arche Seattle.
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